JP2000200082A - End pin for stringed instrument - Google Patents

End pin for stringed instrument

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JP2000200082A
JP2000200082A JP11001648A JP164899A JP2000200082A JP 2000200082 A JP2000200082 A JP 2000200082A JP 11001648 A JP11001648 A JP 11001648A JP 164899 A JP164899 A JP 164899A JP 2000200082 A JP2000200082 A JP 2000200082A
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pin
standing
musical instrument
sitting
playing
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Shinya Tamura
晋也 田村
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Yamaha Corp
ヤマハ株式会社
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Abstract

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To support a musical instrument in a stable state without rotation at the time of playing and to improve a playing characteristic. SOLUTION: This end pin 10 for the stringed instrument is composed of an end pin 11 for use at the time of seated playing mounted at the rear surface of a musical instrument body 2 and an end pin 12 for use at the time of standing playing freely attachably and detachably mounted at the end pin 11 for use at the time of seated playing. Two supporting pins 25 and 25 are mounted via a mounting plate 22 to the bottom end of the end pin 12 for use at the time of standing playing. These supporting pins 25 are brought into contact with a floor surface, by which the rotation of the end pin 12 is prevented.

Description

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to an end pin for a stringed instrument supporting a main body of a large stringed instrument such as a cello and a contrabass.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art As shown in FIG. 5, a cello 1 in charge of a bass range has a total length of about four times (about 120 cm) a violin.
Since it is a large stringed musical instrument, it has a leg 3 which is usually called an end pin for supporting the musical instrument main body 2.
And the pole 4 supported by the chest or shoulders. In this case, the player usually sits down on a chair and plays (sits) between his knees, but sometimes stands up and plays (stands). End pin 3
Is a single telescopic leg that makes contact with the floor at one point and is used both when sitting and standing. In the drawing, the state of the end pin 3 during standing performance is shown.

[0003]

As described above, during normal performance of the cello 1 (at the time of sitting), the instrument main body 2 is supported by the end pins 3, and the instrument is held by the player's knees, hands, chest, shoulders, and the like. There is no problem because the performance is supported by supporting the main body 2, but there is a problem that the stability of the musical instrument main body 2 is poor at the time of standing performance and it is difficult to play. This is because when standing, the instrument body 2 cannot be pinched by the knee, and the conventional end pin 3 contacts the floor surface at one point to support the instrument body 2, so that the left and right hands can be used. This is because it is not possible to support the musical instrument body 2 in a state where it is difficult to support it, for example, when playing vibrato or performing a bowing operation, so that the musical instrument body 2 rotates together with the end pins 3. In addition, the conventional end pin 3 is configured to be extendable and contractable so that it can be used both for sitting and standing, but it is designed for sitting and it is necessary to secure a sufficient length during standing. In the case of a tall player, it was short, and when extended, the strength was low, so it was necessary to replace it with a special end pin.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention has been made to solve the above-mentioned conventional problems. It is an object of the present invention to stably support an instrument body without rotating when playing a large stringed instrument. It is an object of the present invention to provide a stringed end pin for improving the performance.

[0005]

According to a first aspect of the present invention, at least two contact portions for contacting a floor surface are provided at a lower end of an end pin for supporting a musical instrument main body. It is characterized by. In such a configuration, the end pin does not rotate since the end pin makes two-point contact with the floor surface by at least two contact portions. Therefore, it is possible to perform in a stable state even when applying vibrato or performing a bowing operation. The end pin may be used for sitting, standing, or both sitting and standing.

According to a second aspect of the present invention, there is provided a stringed musical instrument end pin for supporting a musical instrument main body, the telescopic seating end pin mounted on a lower surface of the musical instrument main body, and detachably attached to the seating end pin. The standing end pin is provided with two contact portions that come into contact with the floor surface. In such a configuration, the standing end pin does not rotate during standing, because the standing end pin makes two-point contact with the floor surface by the two contact portions. In addition, a sufficient length can be ensured because it is dedicated to standing performance. At the time of sitting performance, if the standing end pin is removed, the sitting end pin can be used as it is.

[0007]

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Hereinafter, the present invention will be described in detail based on an embodiment shown in the drawings. FIG. 1 is a front view showing an example in which a stringed instrument end pin according to the present invention is applied to a cello.
FIG. 2 is a side view showing a standing state, FIG. 3A is a plan view and a side view of an upper end portion of a stringed instrument end pin, and FIG. 4 is a front view of a lower end portion of the standing end pin. The same components as those shown in the section of the prior art are denoted by the same reference numerals, and description thereof will be omitted as appropriate.

In these figures, a stringed musical instrument end pin 10 according to the present invention is mounted on the lower surface of a musical instrument main body 2 of a cello 1. The stringed musical instrument end pin 10 is attached to the lower surface of the musical instrument main body 2 and is used exclusively for sitting performance. The stringing end pin 11 is detachably attached to the sitting musical end pin 11 and is used exclusively for standing performance. A standing end pin 12 is provided.

The seating end pin 11 is made of a single extendable and retractable leg like the conventional end pin 3 shown in FIG. 5, and is fixed to the center of the lower surface of the musical instrument main body 2 via a mounting bracket 13. The length is adjusted by loosening the thumbscrew 14. The maximum length of the seating end pin 11 is equal to or shorter than the conventional maximum length of the end pin 3 because it is designed for seating, and is not suitable for standing use.

The standing end pin 12 includes an upper pipe 16 and a lower pipe 17 slidably fitted to the upper pipe 16 to constitute one leg rod which can be extended and contracted. . The upper pipe 16 is provided with a clamp device 18 for holding the lower end of the seating end pin 11 on the outer peripheral surface of the upper end, and the lower pipe 17 is fixed to the lower end so as to be adjustable in length with respect to the upper pipe 16. Wing screw 19 is screwed. The clamp device 18 has a pair of upper and lower thumb screws 21. When the thumb screws 21 are loosened, the upper pipe 16, in other words, the standing end pins 12 are turned into the sitting end pins 11.
Can be easily removed from.

The lower pipe 17 has a lower end protruding below the upper pipe 16 and a lower end provided with a mounting plate 22. The mounting plate 22 is made of an elongated metal plate having appropriate rigidity, and has a central portion detachably fixed to the lower surface of the lower pipe 17 by bolts 23 so as to extend in the left-right direction of the musical instrument main body 2. Also, near the lower end of the mounting plate 22, support pins 25 forming a contact portion with the floor surface 24 are provided.
Are respectively attached. Note that, in order to increase the rigidity of the mounting plate 22, the cross-sectional shape orthogonal to the longitudinal direction may be formed in a U-shape.

The support pin 25 is mounted on the mounting plate 22 by inserting a male screw portion 26 integrally formed on the upper end from below through an insertion hole formed in the mounting plate 22 and screwing a nut 27 on the upper end. The lower end is formed in a conical shape.

The maximum length of the standing end pin 12 is set longer than the conventional maximum length of the end pin 3 because it is designed for standing. In addition, the strength is designed to be sufficiently high.

In such a stringed instrument end pin 10 according to the present invention, an extendable seating end pin 11 used exclusively for sitting and an extendable standing end pin 12 used exclusively for standing. Because it has
By adjusting the length of each of the end pins 11 and 12 according to the height, preference, and the like of the player at the time of sitting and standing, the height of the musical instrument main body 2 can be adjusted to a height at which the player can easily play. Also, by removing the standing end pin 12 during sitting performance, the sitting end pin 11 can be used as it is. In addition, the operation of attaching and detaching the standing end pin 12 to and from the seating end pin 11 can be performed simply and easily by tightening or loosening the thumbscrew 20 of the clamp device 18.

Further, since the standing end pin 12 employs a two-point support structure using two support pins 25,
The end pin 12 itself does not rotate during standing, and the instrument main body 2 can be supported in a stable state. Therefore, when the vibrato or the bowing operation is performed, even when the musical instrument main body 2 is received only by the chest as shown in FIG. 2, it is possible to perform in a stable state.

Here, the present invention relates to an end pin 11 for sitting performance.
And the end pin 12 for a standing performance and the end pin 10 for a stringed instrument.
And two support pins 2
5 is described, but the present invention is not specified at all, and the seating end pin 11 and
End pin 3 used for sitting and standing as shown in FIG.
In this case, the mounting plate 22 provided with the two support pins 25 shown in FIG. 4 can be attached to the end pin 11 for sitting and the end pin 3 which is also used for sitting and standing. It should be attached to.

When the end pin 11 is dedicated to sitting and the end pin 3 is also used during sitting and standing, the stability of the instrument body 2 during sitting can be further improved. There is an advantage that the burden of pinching the instrument body 2 by the knee can be reduced.

In the above-described embodiment, an example is described in which two end pins 12 for standing performance are provided, but three end pins 12 may be provided.

[0019]

As described above, since the musical instrument end pin according to the present invention has at least two end pins, it is possible to reliably prevent the musical instrument from rotating together with the end pins. Therefore, especially when standing, playing in a state where the instrument cannot be held by hand,
For example, it is possible to perform in a stable state even when performing vibrato or performing a bowing operation, and it is possible to improve the playability of the musical instrument. In addition, the stability of the musical instrument main body during sitting performance can be further improved, and the burden of pinching the musical instrument by the knee can be reduced. Furthermore, since it is only necessary to provide at least two contact portions, it can be manufactured at low cost, and the conventional end pin can be easily modified and used.

Further, since the present invention comprises the end pin for sitting performance and the end pin for standing performance, the height of the musical instrument main body is maximized according to the height and preference of the player during sitting performance and standing performance. It can be adjusted to a suitable height. When the end pin for standing performance is removed, the end pin for sitting performance can be used as it is.

[Brief description of the drawings]

FIG. 1 is a front view showing an example in which a stringed musical instrument end pin according to the present invention is applied to a cello.

FIG. 2 is a side view showing a state when standing up.

3 (a) and 3 (b) are a plan view and a side view of an upper end portion of a stringed instrument end pin.

FIG. 4 is a front view of a lower end portion of the standing end pin.

FIG. 5 is a front view of a cello provided with a conventional end pin.

[Explanation of symbols]

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 ... Cello, 2 ... Musical instrument main body, 3 ... End pin, 10 ... Stringed end pin, 11 ... Singing end pin ... 12
... End pins for standing up, 16... Upper pipe, 17... Lower pipe, 18... Clamping device, 22.

Claims (2)

    [Claims]
  1. An end pin for a stringed musical instrument supporting a musical instrument main body, wherein at least two contact portions for contacting a floor surface are provided at a lower end of the end pin.
  2. 2. An end pin for a stringed musical instrument that supports a main body of a musical instrument, comprising: a stretchable seating end pin attached to a lower surface of the musical instrument body; and a telescopic seating pin detachably mounted to the seating end pin. With a standing end pin
    The end pin for standing should have at least two
    An end pin for a stringed instrument having two contact portions.
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Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2423624A (en) * 2005-06-03 2006-08-30 Nick Avery Stringed musical instrument stand
JP5686923B1 (en) * 2014-07-25 2015-03-18 拓未 木村 Bowed instrument
WO2020085320A1 (en) * 2018-10-23 2020-04-30 祥友 新井 Endpin main body fixing member and fastener, and musical instrument equipped with fastener

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2423624A (en) * 2005-06-03 2006-08-30 Nick Avery Stringed musical instrument stand
GB2423624B (en) * 2005-06-03 2007-04-04 Nick Avery Stringed musical instrument stand
JP5686923B1 (en) * 2014-07-25 2015-03-18 拓未 木村 Bowed instrument
US10049649B2 (en) 2014-07-25 2018-08-14 Takumi Kimura Bowed string instrument
WO2020085320A1 (en) * 2018-10-23 2020-04-30 祥友 新井 Endpin main body fixing member and fastener, and musical instrument equipped with fastener

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